We often think about what we put in our mouths, but what about what we put on our skin? Our skin is our biggest organ and the most absorbable so using natural products on it is just as important as eating natural organic foods.
With Mother’s Day coming up, maybe this is a great time to consider nourishing our mothers with some natural organic products. Some great brands are Neals Yard, Antipodes, Pai, Ren or how about making your own?
Below is a recipe for a lovely homemade lipbalm. Not only is it full of lovely natural oils and fragrances, but it is free from all chemicals.
It is also very moisturising as it contains almond oil, and myrrh essential oil helps dry and chapped skin. It also contains Vitamin E from the wheatgerm oil, which is an antioxidant and a preservative; and Vitamin C from the carrot oil.
50ml almond oil
14ml wheatgerm oil
5ml carrot oil
2 drops of lemon essential oil
1 drop myrrh essential oil
- Put the beeswax, almond, wheatgerm and carrot oils into a saucepan and heat slowly. Stir until all the beeswax has melted.
- Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool slightly.
- Add the essential oils, pour the mixture into a container and allow to set.
You can use little pots or try using an old lipbalm tube and fill that. In colder months, this works better as you are then putting it straight on the lips which I find warms up quicker than the hands.
Also, play around with the base oils and essential oils for different properties and fragrances…